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CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad: We cannot ignore them.

I hope you and your loved ones are having a blessed Ramadan.

As I am writing this email to you, CAIR’s attorneys are busy dealing with an increasing number of civil rights complaints, including Ramadan accommodation cases.


Because of your support, we won a major ruling in an emergency lawsuit filed by CAIR on behalf of Muslims inmates in Alaska who are being starved and fed pork during Ramadan.

The federal judge granted CAIR’s request for an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) against the prison and required that all fasting Muslim inmates be provided meals that contain a minimum of 2600 calories and that do not contain any pork products.

Many other cases remain open and many legal challenges remain to be made. CAIR’s legal arm needs to be strengthened to help defend you and your civil rights.

NOTE:  CAIR is the only nationwide organization that provides direct free legal help to members of the Muslim community. CAIR is a community-based and community-funded organization supported by people like you.]

We can’t process all the complaints we receive until we add more attorneys. I hope we can count on you.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God will aid a servant of His as long as the servant aids his brother (or sister).” The Prophet was the most generous in Ramadan.

Defending constitutional and religious rights is not easy – or cheap.

Hundreds of hours of attorney staff time are spent researching and drafting briefs or performing the many other legal duties performed by our team of civil rights attorneys.

That is where you come in.

Right now, we are short of our fundraising goal for the first days of Ramadan.

Will you help?


REMEMBER: All donations made to CAIR are tax-deductible (Tax ID 77-0646756) and zakat-eligible.

Consider giving $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or whatever you can.

Thank you for supporting us as we strive to protect the community. May God continue to bless you and your families.

You can also visit to make a secure online donation using a credit card, e-check or PayPal. Alternatively, text the word RAM2018 to 41444 and follow the steps to donate.


Nihad Awad

CAIR National Executive Director  

P.S. – Although you may receive many solicitations during the month, I would ask that you make it a priority to support CAIR’s unique and irreplaceable work on behalf of all Americans. Thank you for supporting us as we strive to protect our communities. May God continue to bless you and your families.


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